Anthropomorphic Nouns

Explaining things that come out of Washington

How would you describe different groups of animals?


We’re all familiar with a Herd of Cows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Herd of Cows

a Flock of Chickens
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Flock of Chickens

a School of Fish
Anthropomorphic Nouns - School of Fish

a Gaggle of Geese
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Gaggle of Geese

a Pride of Lions
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Pride of Lions

a Murder of Crows
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Murder of Crows

an Exaltation of Doves
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Exaltation of Doves

a Parliament of Owls
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Parliament of Owls

Now consider a group of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - group of Baboons

Baboons are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not... a Congress!

a Congress of Baboons
Anthropomorphic Nouns - Congress of Baboons

That pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington

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My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz

I'm an early-morning owl. - Patrick Wilson

Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a net. - Cynthia Heimel

You know why fish are so thin? They eat fish. - Jerry Seinfeld

In Congress, it's all pork, all the time. - Jim Cooper

Why buy a cow if you can get the milk for free. - English Proverb

The crow flew closer, as if to hear its praises. - Emma Donoghue

Love is the net where hearts are caught like fish. - Muhammad Ali

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. - Aesop

The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace. - Nikita Khrushchev

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial. - Thomas Fuller

Mrs. O'Leary's cow is sorry, but Cleveland burned anyway. - Archie Bunker

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. - Benjamin Franklin

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as lamb. - Roman Proverb

We better not, ya know, kill our chickens before they cross the road. - Archie Bunker

It was so windy that one of our chickens laid the same egg four times. - Unknown

Can grave and formal pass for wise,
When Men the solemn Owl despise? - Benjamin Franklin

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling. - Andre Gide

A dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. - WC Fields

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? - George Carlin

There's a good animal show on with that kindly old gent, Marlons Perkos. - Archie Bunker

Yesterday I told a chicken to cross the road. It said, "what for?" - Steven Wright

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. - Arab Proverb

I'm definitely an animal lover, and I stand up for all animals' rights. - Laura Mennell

I love my squirrel and dumplings, but you can make it with chicken and dumplings. - Kay Robertson

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep. - Woody Allen

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer. - Philip II

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world. - Katy Perry

Therefore, it is necessary to be a fox to discover the snares and a lion to terrify the wolves. - Niccolo Machiavelli

My brother thinks he's a chicken.
We don't talk him out of it because we need the eggs. - Groucho Marx

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. - Helen Rowland

For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

He is a rarity which I cannot but be fond of, as one would be of a hog that could fiddle, or a singing owl. - John W. Rochester

I'm a night owl, and luckily my profession supports that. The best ideas come to me in the dead of night. - Josh Fox

They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. - Clare Boothe Luce

I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky. - Mark Nepo

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

I'm pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet. - Amy Neftzger


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21-Aug-2018